Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington

The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) was founded in 2008 as a place to gather, preserve, and promote Japanese and Japanese American culture and History. Located in the historic Seattle Japanese Language School buildings (constructed between 1913 and 1920) the JCCCW preserves that legacy through many programs, activities, and public events.

Updated December 2020

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Virtual Bunka no Hi 2020

Located in Seattle, the Japanese Cultural & and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) offers many quality programs to fulfill its mission, “To build and grow a central gathering place for sharing and promoting Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.” Our programs include community events, the Northwest Nikkei Museum, and the Seattle Japanese Language School, the oldest Japanese language school in North America.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of these programs went online in 2020. One of our popular events, “Bunka no Hi” (Japanese Culture Day), was among them. In previous years, we shared cultural …

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